Quote of the Day

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche


Love and lust are both 4-letter words.  Easy to say, quick to confuse.  Friendship takes more letters, is harder to spell, and lasts much longer.

About vonMesser

Retired from the US Navy (21 years) and state (20 years). Recently remarried after being widowed for 5 years. 2 daughters, and a step-daughter, all functioning adults). Graduated from college after the Navy with BA in Education, psychology, Economics, History and Political Science. Teach Hunter Safety for Washington (since 1991) and do historical reenactments for Civil War, WW-1and WW-2.
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2 Responses to Quote of the Day

  1. upaces88 says:

    I had filed for divorce. I was standing in front of the Judge. He asked me, “How much child support do you need?” I called my soon-to-be ex-husband and asked him. He gave me a figure. I replied, “Are you sure? That’s seems like too much to me. “No it’s fine, he replied.” We hung up.
    The judge said, “Why are you divorcing?” My reply was: “I do and did love him. I just did NOT LIKE HIM. He didn’t really like me either. He was always trying to change me.

    There is a big difference. To have a loving, long lasting happy marriage, you do have to LIKE each other.

    The famous lawyer, F.Lee Baily once said that if two people had great sex, no matter how much they argued, they would remain married. F. Lee said, he’d watch the couple at the last minute decide NOT to get a divorce. “Sex is the glue that holds two people together.”

  2. vonmesser says:

    I, personally, think that respect is the glue. Sex is just the frosting on the cake. Snuggling in bed is the cake.